Top
40
Doctor insights on: Abnormal Liver Ultrasound Results

Share
1

1
What is granular pattern in the liver means in ultrasound results?

What is granular pattern in the liver means in ultrasound results?

Coarse appearance?: Granular may mean a coarse appearance, instead of a smooth appearance; or an appearance containing little irregularities rather than a homogenous even appearance. The doctor can review the entire report and the summary findings with the patient, to see if there is concern of cirrhosis, fatty liver, or some other disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
2,271 Doctors shared insights

Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


3

3
Had a ultrasound, results said liver is 13.4cm and that there is somewhat heterogeneous appearance but with no definite abnormality r focal finding?

Had a ultrasound, results said liver is 13.4cm and that there is somewhat heterogeneous appearance but with no definite abnormality r focal finding?

Liver ultrasound: The size is normal but Heterogeneity could be due to fatty liver. Losing weight, decrease fat intake, avoiding Alcohol, treating high triglyceride should help. ...Read more

5

5
If the liver test result is 900% instead of 30% what can be my problem pls cancer didn't result in my ultrasounds?

If the liver test result is 900% instead of 30% what can be my problem pls cancer didn't result in my ultrasounds?

Uncertain: Abnormal liver tests can have a number of different causes, not all of which have to do with the liver (muscle, injury, for example, can raise some liver tests; disease of the pancreas can raise different liver tests). If you would, please ask the question again, stating which liver test you are referring to. ...Read more

6

6
I got my ultrasound results back, and show that I have a fatty liver enlarged, and worried, haven't slept for 2 days.

I got my ultrasound results back, and show that I have a fatty liver enlarged, and worried, haven't slept for 2 days.

Fatty liver...: A fatty liver on ultrasound is fairly common. Have you had liver function testing (blood test)? The important step to take is to avoid meds that are liver metabolized as much as possible. And, to only drink alcohol in moderation. See your doctor to review your med list and to check liver function tests, if not already done. If overweight, weight loss may help. ...Read more

7

7
Last physical showed possible Fatty Liver. This whole week had pain in right abdomen/back. Ultrasound results pending. How concerned should I be?

Last physical showed possible Fatty Liver. This whole week had pain in right abdomen/back. Ultrasound results pending. How concerned should I be?

Need other tests: You need imaging and lab tests to confirm that.....the pain not necessarily from your fatty liver....however, most fatty livers....particularly early on and depending on the type of fat and the causes.....are reversabl....go and check it out.....discuss with your doctor including diet, exercise, weight loss etc ...Read more

8

8
I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?

I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?

Possibly diet: Liver is affect by what we eat. For example alcohol can cause that appearance. Fatty foods also change the texture of the liver. There are various illness that also can change the liver. It is best talk to your doctor to see if there is an underlying reason. Sometimes it is just the way it is
...Read more

9

9
Would a completely normal liver ultrasound and a normal fibroscan/CAP result, rule out fatty liver in a patient?

Would a completely normal liver ultrasound and a normal fibroscan/CAP result, rule out fatty liver in a patient?

Mostly. ..: Remember the fibroscan is looking to measure fibrosis. Not all fatty liver disease causes fibrosis, this is more of a late stage manifestation. But a normal liver ultrasound should give you some reassurance. The only way to really now if there is any form of fatty liver disease, is by undergoing a biopsy. This often isn't necessary though. Please seek further input from your hepatologist. ...Read more

10

10
I am a 50 yr old female who recently had an abdominal ultrasound done and the results showed my liver is 17.6cm. What can I do about it?

I am a 50 yr old female who recently had an abdominal ultrasound done and the results showed my liver is 17.6cm. What can I do about it?

That measurement: Is borderline. There are also normal anatomic variations in which the right lobe of the liver is elongated. So the first step is to talk to your doc about whether it is actually abnormal or not. If it is abnormal enlargement, there are numerous potential causes and the treatment would be for the underlying problem. ...Read more

11

11
Hi. What do you mean by an ultrasound result stating that the liver exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and a smooth external outline? Thank you

Hi. What do you mean by an ultrasound result stating that the liver exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and a smooth external outline? Thank you

Benign liver disease: This description of echotexture describes the relative level of echogenicity (ability to bounce an echo wave) of the liver. Assessment of liver echogenicity is of value for assessing moderate to pronounced fatty infiltration but is not reliable for diagnosing fibrosis. Smooth external outline means there is not cirrhosis. See your MD for additional testing and treatment for fatty liver ...Read more

12

12
I had an abnormal LFT. Got a second one normal, but high B12. Liver ultrasound tech marked a large circular area was she marking how big around it was?

I had an abnormal LFT. Got a second one normal, but high B12. Liver ultrasound tech marked a large circular area was she marking how big around it was?

Ultrasound, LFT, B12: The short answer is I don't know. You can't see a high B12 or high LFT's on an ultrasound. The only way to know what it was is to ask your doctor. Usually the tech won't tell you what they see because that's really the doctor's job. There are a lot of commonly found cysts and things on ultrasound so don't freak out. See your doctor and good luck. ...Read more

14

14
Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

15

15
6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular, I really worried, I just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular, I really worried, I just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?

Non-vascular is good: Cysts can occur in many organs. If it is non-vascular, and does not demonstrate an associated mass and has a thin wall, it is probably a benign cyst. Follow up with your doctor, though, to be sure. Since I cannot see your cyst, there could be other associated findings that may be helpful and important. ...Read more

16

16
I am having low and high alkaline phosphatase result. Ultrasound and X-ray report shows a healthy liver. What could be the cause?

I am having low and high alkaline phosphatase result. Ultrasound and X-ray report shows a healthy liver. What could be the cause?

Many sources: Alkaline phosphate is high due to multiple reasons. They get high due to problem in liver, bone or intestine. It's unclear if your level gets to normal. It will be wise to discuss with pcp. ...Read more

17

17
What could these liver ultrasound results mean: heterogeneous increased echogenicity and decreased echogenicity in some geographic areas.

Ultrasound: It means that you have a fatty liver with areas of focal sparing. This may be related to a normal variant or may be related to diet. You should ask your doctor to correlate with liver function tests. ...Read more

19

19
Right abdomen ultrasound results demonstrates diffuse increase in hepatic echotexture relative to normal. Fatty liver infiltrated. What does this mean?

Right abdomen ultrasound results demonstrates diffuse increase in hepatic echotexture relative to normal. Fatty liver infiltrated. What does this mean?

Evolving topic: Fat is bright on U/S.
Fatty liver can be seen in many conditions: obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and other liver stress. It can be reversible and no one has ever died of it alone.
The underlying cause should be sought.
20 yrs. Ago fatty liver was not thought to be very signif, but now we find it is associated with many risk factors including heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

21

21
I got an abdominal ultrasound and my results say "Liver: Increased in echogenicity" and "echogenic liver" what does that mean?

I got an abdominal ultrasound and my results say "Liver: Increased in echogenicity" and "echogenic liver" what does that mean?

Most commonly: This is seen with increased fat content of the liver. Fatty livers are most commonly seen in patients ingesting too much fat in their diets or the result of excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more

22

22
My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet, don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis. GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm, considered pre-malignant may need removal. L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups, OK not that bad right! ...Read more

24

24
What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity.?

What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity.?

Fatty infiltration.: Increased echoes mean a fatty liver. Further evaluation and any possible treatment should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

25

25
Would normal liver ultrasound result and fibroscan result of 5.5 kpa/CAP 227, be enough to exclude liver fibrosis? Mild raised ggt. All other normal

Would normal liver ultrasound result and fibroscan result of 5.5 kpa/CAP 227, be enough to exclude liver fibrosis? Mild raised ggt. All other normal

Mild or no fibrosis: First of all, using FibroScan® to obtain a reliable liver stiffness measurement may require 10 or more valid measurements, according to the manufacturer's recommendations. The range of kPa values for normal and patients with fibrosis do overlap, but a value of 5.5 is low enough to exclude the need for biopsy as no or mild fibrosis. It does not rule out liver disease. Repeat study in a year ...Read more

26

26
Liver area pain, 2 yrs - blood tests normal (elvated ast/alt), ultrasound results normal. Pain when working out, after drinking, or hookah tobacco. Why?!

Other possibilities: Because your pain is in the area of the liver, it still may have another source. The right kidney is behind, the large intestine is in front. The pancreas and duodenum/stomach are under and next to. You have ribs above and around, and muscles on all sides. With the normal liver tests, you should work with your doctor to find the source - don't forget the ribs and muscles (working out pain?). ...Read more

28

28
Ultrasound showed enlarged liver and spleen. Ct results 6 days later showed my liver grew 3 cm. Liver enzymes are normal. Need direction. Thanks?

Ultrasound showed enlarged liver and spleen. Ct results 6 days later showed my liver grew 3 cm. Liver enzymes are normal. Need direction. Thanks?

How do you FEEL?: And why did you have the ultrasound done? Liver size varies from hour to hour depending on blood volume and whether you're digesting dinner versus running a marathon. Three percent of humankind have a palpable spleen for no obvious reason. Some folks have a low-slung liver that's easy to feel; others have a biggish or odd-shaped right lobe. Doubt this exploration will find anything worth treating. ...Read more

31

31
Pain in right side of abdomen right below where my rib cage ends. Had Cbc and ultrasound done over summer with no results. What's going on?

Pain in right side of abdomen right below where my rib cage ends. Had Cbc and ultrasound done over summer with no results. What's going on?

Many possibilities: Gallbladder (stones) or attack - cholecystitis, rib fracture or bruising (from sports), kidney issues, possibly problems with the liver or ovaries or the colon / intestines are all still possible. Depends on the characteristic of the pain & what seems to bring it on or alleviate it. Keep a 'pain diary' along with what you eat, & bring it to a doctor. Use HealthTap PRime if it's more convenient. GL ...Read more

32

32
What is a "prominent air-filled bowel loop"? I had a ultrasound done on my abdomen and these were my results. It's located in the left upper quadrant.

What is a "prominent air-filled bowel loop"? I had a ultrasound done on my abdomen and these were my results. It's located in the left upper quadrant.

Likely normal thing: Ultrasound waves run very well through fluid and solid parts of the body and very poorly through air and bones.
The comment that you have posted likely indicates that pictures taken with the Ultrasound was not as good as you would expect due to prominent air filled bowel loop. ...Read more

34

34
I have an abnormal venicose vein, meaning its in my abdomen instead of my leg. They took an ultrasound. It bothers me sometimes. Should I be worried?

I have an abnormal venicose vein, meaning its in my abdomen instead of my leg. They took an ultrasound. It bothers me sometimes. Should I be worried?

Well,: Distended veins on the abdominal wall should be well examined as it can be a sign of collateral circulation. Namely that deeper pelvic/abdominal/portal veins are occluded and these superficial veins have taken over. Hope you liver is ok. You need to be in good hands to arrive to a final answer. Do not neglect! ...Read more

35

35
If done improperly, can a Transvaginal Ultrasound cause a perforation which could result in free-air in the abdomen?

If done improperly, can a Transvaginal Ultrasound cause a perforation which could result in free-air in the abdomen?

In theory only: Have never seen or heard of it in over 30 years. Perhaps if ultrasound was done shortly after a hysterectomy and opened the cuff. Would think it would require considerable force. ...Read more

36

36
What does Cortical echotexture relative to the liver is not remarkable mean? Should I be worried I just got my results in my email from my untrasound

What does Cortical echotexture relative to the liver is not remarkable mean? Should I be worried I just got my results in my email from my untrasound

Cortical echotexture: The devil is in a more detailed reading of the whole report however the brief submitted segment sounds benign ...Read more

38

38
Is it normal to see on the sonogram, black spots on my liver? My dr will give me the results untill Monday. I'm so paranoid thinking of alot of things.

Is it normal to see on the sonogram, black spots on my liver? My dr will give me the results untill Monday. I'm so paranoid thinking of alot of things.

That's on every scan: Every ultrasound scan has white spots and black spots. That's the way they appear. Patience is a virtue. If the doctor says the results can wait until Monday (3 days from now), then one can do other things and think other thoughts until then. If the scan is to diagnose something urgent, such as appendicitis, the doctor wouldn't say it's ok to wait for the results. ...Read more

39

39
What could show up on a liver ultrasound?

Lots of things: Ultrasound is a good way to image the liver for problems without using x-rays. Things that ultrasound picks up include gall bladder problems, masses in the liver, fluid around the liver, and problems with blood flow. It is most commonly used for problems with the gall bladder and biliary tree. ...Read more

40

40
What can ultrasound of the liver be looking for?

Liver: Tumors, dilated bile ducts, liver enlargement, and, as the gallbladder is also there, a look for gallstones. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
2 Doctors shared insights

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more